New York Yankees’ fourth outfielder, Aaron Hicks, is tearing it up on the field here in 2016. But who has the strongest arm in franchise history?
By Christian Kouroupakis
One of the lone bright spots of this New York Yankees‘ team has been the defensive play of Aaron Hicks.
On Wednesday night against the Oakland Athletics, Hicks broke Stat Cast history by making the fastest outfield throw ever recorded.
In the top of the fourth inning with one out and runners on the corners, Yonder Alonso skied a high fly ball in left that appeared deep enough to score Danny Valencia.
Hicks made the catch running forward and then fired a one-hop strike into the glove of Brian McCann to nab Valencia to end the inning.
His bullet was clocked at 105.5 MPH which is the fastest ever recorded by Statcast.
So this got us thinking, who had the strongest arm in Yankees history?
Now, of course, we don’t have the luxury to statistically analyze players from way back in the day, but we do have scouting reports and some videos of players showing off their cannons.
Without further adieu, here are the five strongest outfield arms in New York Yankees’ history.